Trey Songz to Gucci Mane Stop Getting Arrested Be Smuggy, Not Thuggy

2/25/2014 9:40 AM PST

Forget listening to some random inmate's legal advice -- singer Trey Songz has some powerful words of wisdom for rapper Gucci Mane -- STOP GETTING YOUR ASS ARRESTED!!!

We asked Trey what he thought about Gucci getting legal advice from prisoners -- while the rapper sits behind bars on gun and drug charges -- but the singer had a simpler solution for his friend: stay out of jail ... because next time, you might not leave.

You gotta watch the video -- Trey says he has nothing but love for Gucci ... but getting arrested all the time is for broke thugs, and it's time Gucci acted rich.